Children's health in the U.S.

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Statista dossier about children's health in the United States

This dossier presents key facts and figures about children's health in the United States. It contains a brief global overview before focusing on the health and care of children in the U.S. Included are figures on vaccinations, disease and disorders among children, health insurance rates and health care professionals for children.

Table of contents

  • 1. Global overview
    • Under-five child mortality by world region 2016

    • Countries with highest mortality rate among children aged under five 2016

    • Global deaths among children linked to environment 2016, by cause

    • Children and type 1 diabetes worldwide - key facts 2017

    • Top countries by new cases rate of type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents 2017

    • Estimated number of TB incident cases among children by world region 2017

    • Number of new HIV infections among adults and children worldwide 2000-2017

    • Countries with the highest rates of autism among children worldwide as of 2017

  • 2. U.S. overview
    • U.S. infant mortality rate by state 2017

    • Birth rate - U.S. girls aged 10-14 years 1991-2017

    • MMR vaccination rate among U.S. children aged 19-35 months 1994-2017

    • U.S. states with the lowest percent of children receiving vaccinations U.S. 2018

    • Percentage of U.S. children and adolescents who were obese 1988-2016

    • Leading substances causing pediatric poisonings in the U.S. 2016

    • Leading substances causing pediatric poisoning deaths in the U.S. 2016

    • Percentage of children with high BLL in U.S. 1997 to 2015

  • 3. Diseases and disorders
    • Prevalence of developmental disabilities in U.S. children from 2014 to 2016

    • Prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in children U.S. 2014-2016, by gender

    • Prevalence of children diagnosed with an intellectual disability 2014-2016, by age

    • Prevalence of children with a developmental disability 2014-2016, by age

    • Share of U.S. children with ADHD as of 2016, by gender

    • Share of U.S. children with ADHD as of 2016, by age

    • Obesity prevalence among youth aged 2–19 years in U.S. 1999-2016

    • Leading U.S. states by lifetime prevalence of asthma among children 2016

    • Prevalence of asthma among U.S. children as of 2016, by ethnicity

    • Share of U.S. children with food allergies in the past year as of 2016, by age

    • Share of U.S. children with skin allergies in the past year as of 2016, by age

    • Share of U.S. children who have had a significant head injury as of 2016, by age

  • 4. Health insurance
    • Number of children enrolled in Medicaid/CHIP by U.S. state 2018

    • Number of Medicaid/CHIP children's health care quality measures 2017

    • Uninsured U.S. children percentage and rate by age 2016

    • Uninsured U.S. children number by age 2016

    • Uninsured U.S. children number by ethnicity 2016

    • Uninsured U.S. children total number by family income 2016

    • Projected number of children enrolled in Medicaid in the U.S. 2019-2026

  • 5. Health care professionals
    • People per active physician in the U.S. by specialty 2015

    • U.S. children and adolescents with a primary care visit by age 2015-2017

    • Number of minutes U.S. pediatricians spent with each patient 2018

    • Number of hours per week U.S. pediatricians spent seeing patients 2018

    • Share of U.S. pediatricians who talked to patients about treatment costs 2018

    • Share of U.S. children who visited the dentist in the past year 1997-2016

    • Share of U.S. children who visited the dentist in the past year by ethnicity 2016

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